Frozen shoulder is a condition where the shoulder joint stiffens to the point where any movement is difficult or painful. In a frozen shoulder, the fibrous casing that surrounds the joint becomes inflamed and thickens or becomes scarred. As it thickens or scars, it tightens the shoulder joint and this causes the pain and stiffness. We can treat frozen shoulder in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster and Worksop.
The exact cause of frozen shoulder isn’t known but possible factors include shoulder injuries, such as rotator cuff tears, or surgery and also diabetes. Recovering from a frozen shoulder can take months, even years, and some people may never regain full movement in their shoulder.
Frozen shoulder has two main symptoms:
The limited range of motion in a frozen shoulder can make everyday activities difficult, including driving a car or even getting dressed.
Frozen shoulder typically goes through three stages as the condition develops:
Recovery from a frozen shoulder can take up to five years.
Frozen shoulder often gets better on its own and there are no specific treatments. However, your GP or physio will give different advice depending on early or late your diagnosis is:
There are also several surgical options that can help reduce the tightness or remove the scarring on the capsule surrounding the shoulder joint. Book an appointment to get treatment for your frozen shoulder in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster or Worksop. You can also follow us on social media.